Fasano São Paulo
A decade in the making, the Hotel Fasano is a perfect way to start your 2014 travels in some distinct style. And if you’re looking for a bit of extra incentive for the trip, just look at is as a scouting mission ahead of the World Cup because this city will host the first match of this summer’s tournament (Brazil vs. Croatia) at Arena de São Paulo.
The hotel itself is a stunning boutique property designed by leading Brazilian architects, Isay Weinfeld and Marcio Kogan, and it employs a distinctly 1930s ethos thanks to the hardwood flooring, period lighting and impossibly comfortable leather armchairs.
With 60 rooms – including 10 suites – the hotel boasts not only one of the best bars in the country but also one of the best restaurants. Barretto is a stylishly small wine bar that sees some of the world’s finest musician’s play, while Restaurant Fasano is known as the best Italian restaurant in all of Latin America.
Finally the place also ticks the final box of location. Based in the city’s Jardin neighborhood, you’re not far from anything and everything that you’ll want to see.